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Car Battery Tips That Every Driver Should Know

Car Battery TipsAlthough the joys of car ownership are many, regular car maintenance is usually not one of them. Unless you happen to be a car tech expert like our experienced technicians here at Randall Mitsubishi. While there are many aspects to caring for your car, knowing the basics of car battery maintenance is essential for every driver.

 

We at Randall Mitsubishi are glad to help. Here are a few fast facts about your car’s battery that will enable you to take better care of it:

 

  1. A car battery should last about six years.

 

  1. No matter how kind you are to your battery, eventually, it will die. Here are a few signs that your battery is nearing the end of its shelf life:
    • Slow cranking upon ignition
    • Battery warning light turns on
    • Basic electronics stop functioning (i.e. electronic locks or power windows)

 

  1. Your battery can overheat, especially here in Texas. Intense heat can literally evaporate your battery fluid.

 

  1. Sometimes, it’s not the battery’s fault. If you’re experiencing dead-battery-like symptoms, it could be due to worn spark plugs or clogged fuel injectors.

 

You can always expect honest and courteous service from our technicians at Randall Mitsubishi. Schedule your next regular maintenance appointment with us today!

New to Car Insurance? Don’t Be Fooled by These Car Insurance Myths!

car insurance myths

Insuring your car is an essential component of vehicle ownership, but it can be stressful, especially when you are new to the process. A lot of new drivers (and a fair number of experienced ones) get lost in the haze of common car insurance myths and end up paying too much for vehicle insurance.

Here are few prevalent car insurance myths that you should be aware of if you desire to save on car insurance:

Bright colored cars are more expensive to insure. It might be true that police might target a speeding cherry red hotrod more often than a speeding silver sedan. However, it’s not true that a vibrant colored vehicle will cost you more to insure.

When you lend someone your car, it’s under their insurance. False—if you lend your car to a buddy and they get in an accident, your insurance is still on the line since you are the car’s owner.

When your rate increases because of an accident or ticket, it’s locked in at this price. True, you’ll probably see a spike in price right after an incident, but this effect is NOT permanent. It’ll go back to normal in about three years if you go back to obeying the rules of the road.

At Randall Mitsubishi, we’re always happy to help our customers through every part of the car ownership experience. Visit us today to get those important automotive questions answered. You can also test drive a new Mitsubishi while you’re at it.

Second Annual Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark Festival on October 27th

Art after darkLast year marked the first-ever Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark festival in San Angelo, Texas, where the San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts and Angelo State University worked together to bring a free public celebration of the legendary Day of the Dead to the area. Held at the museum itself and beginning at 6 PM, the event invites everyone in the San Angelo area to experience this slice of Mexican culture and art while creating a sense of community.

 

Tons of events and activities will be offered, such as performances by the Ballet Folklorico and the Ballet Azteca, as well as live music from a Selena cover band, a traditional dress-up contest with cash prizes, a parade with a mariachi band, and much, much more. Food and art vendors will be available onsite if you’d like to bring a little bit of the celebration home with you, too, and the ASU Cultural Center will be providing a Community Altar for event goers to partake in the act of remembering those who have passed away.

 

The Dia De Los Muertos: Art After Dark event will be held on October 27th and feature the artwork, photography, music, and dance of the Mexican-American community in San Angelo, Texas – but, of course, the festival is for everyone to participate in and enjoy.

Spooky Places near San Angelo to Visit for Halloween

Places to Visit for HalloweenFor any thrill seeker, finding a scary place or spooky experience is a quintessential way to celebrate the orange-themed holiday rapidly approaching. Fortunately, San Angelo, Texas is chock full of eerie events and creepy places to experience. Here are a few local favorites suggested by us here at Randall Mitsubishi to visit for Halloween!

Hallo-Scream Haunted House

Finding a unique haunted house isn’t easy–unless it’s in a building that’s actually haunted. The Hallo-Scream Haunted House was constructed in 1886. Now, more than 100 years later, the dark hallways and gaunt rooms make for a spooky experience. Will you make it through intact or will the ghosts that purportedly haunt the building take your wits for a wild ride?

Places to Visit for Halloween

Last year, several hundred people attended the haunted house during the two nights it was open. This year, the haunted house will be open during two weekends to accommodate more attendees. Admission is $10; pre-pay or pay at the door. All proceeds go towards maintaining and restoring the historic building.

 

Places to Visit for HalloweenForbidden Broadway

Get in the Halloween spirit by attending a hilarious roast of more than 30 Broadway hits. Forbidden Broadway highlights scenes from popular musicals with haunted heroines, including Annie and Wicked. The show takes place on October 16th at 7:30 p.m. Click here for more information.

Volunteer Opportunities at Goodfellow Air Force Base

Goodfellow Air Force BaseAs we all know, Texas has been devastatingly impacted by Hurricane Harvey and there are many needs right now in countless communities. Consider signing up to help out or donate your time to these local organizations and causes below.

Goodfellow Air Force Base is a staple of the San Angelo, Texas community. Consider giving back to this organization by taking part in one of the many volunteer opportunities that the base offers. Here are just a few of the volunteer opportunities at the base recommended by us here at Randall Mitsubishi.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s – Alzheimer’s Association

Help fight the battle against Alzheimer’s by taking part in the Walk to End Alzheimer’s held in San Angelo’s Kirby Park on October 21st. Volunteers are needed to fill roles on the planning committee; team captains and walkers are also needed. Come show your support for this worthy cause by volunteering today!

17th Force Support Squadron Operation KIDS

Around 100 volunteers are needed to help with all aspects of the 17th Force Support Squadron Operation Kids. The event aims to teach kids cadence and to help them have a fun experience. Consider volunteering for set up, food service, and face painting. Setup takes place the day before, on November 3rd, in preparation for the event on November 4th at 7 a.m.

Goodfellow Air Force Base

CASA of Tom Green County

The Tom Green County branch of CASA is currently seeking volunteers to speak out on behalf of abused and neglected children. Those wishing to help must be committed for the long-term run. Applicants must be available for 9-15 hours per month and be at least 21 years of age.

If you want to learn more about how you can help Texas recover, visit http://www.redcross.org/ today or take a look at some of the local Texas organizations that need assistance right here: http://ow.ly/ZS4330eZix4.

Fall Performances at the San Angelo PAC

San Angelo PAC

The San Angelo PAC is the central hub of performing arts in the San Angelo area. The campus includes an adapted Coca-Cola bottling plant building that is home to the Brooks & Bates Theater and a Black Box Performance Space. Today, it stands as the central hub for the performing arts in the San Angelo area.

Get away from the chilly fall weather by taking in a performance of some of the most renowned plays around. Here are some of the fantastic shows that will be arriving at the San Angelo PAC in the coming months!

Journey to Oz

San Angelo PACWritten by L. Frank Baum, Journey to Oz is a remarked adaptation where Dorothy of The Wizard of Oz ventures to the land of the yellow brick road. Professional actors put on the show with a little help from the audience! Audience members will participate in call and response, songs, and sound effects that bring the play to life for all to enjoy. Catch a performance on September 18th and 19th.

Forbidden Broadway

Comedy knows fewer bounds than Forbidden Broadway. The satirical roast pokes fun of some of Broadway’s most famous works, including Hamilton. Laugh the night away on October 16th and 17th by catching a live show.

Vienna Boys Choir

The Vienna Boys Choir is a staple of the musical world. The world-renowned ensemble is one of the finest in the world and it’s coming to San Angelo PAC on November 1st. Grab your tickets and sit down for a musical experience you won’t soon forget.

We here at Randall Mitsubishi hope to see you at the San Angelo PAC this fall!

2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta in San Angelo

2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta

This September, the 2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta will make its way to San Angelo. It offers multiple roping events to suit a variety of skill levels. The first, a Preliminary Calf Roping, is open to 120 ropers and consists of two rounds. The top 12 ropers will make their way to the short-go round.

Invitational Calf Roping kicks off on Saturday of the event, rain or shine. Some of the world’s top ranked ropers will face off against the region’s finest ropers.

2017 Cinch Roping FiestaMatch Roping takes place at the Invitational Calf Roping and features two contestants binding six calves. The winner takes home a $20,000 prize.

Invitational Steering Roping engages the nation’s top competitors in a head-to-head battle. Double Mugging, held with the Steer Roping on Sunday, involves two mounted ropers trying to best a yearling.

The San Angelo Stock Show and Rodeo Association is the proud sponsor of the 2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta. Founded in 1932, this non-profit organization has helped foster the western way of life and the agricultural education of young Texans. The association works hard to bring the best events to the West Texas area.

We here at Randall Mitsubishi hope to see you at the 2017 Cinch Roping Fiesta!

Fall Maintenance Tips: How To Keep Your Vehicle Healthy

Fall Maintenance TipsKeeping your Mitsubishi running at peak efficiency is a relatively easy task. Staying up to date with routine and seasonal maintenance is the key to an enjoyable ownership experience. Fall is right around the corner which means it’s time to start checking maintenance items off your list. We here at Randall Mitsubishi have a few fall maintenance tips that will help you properly prepare your Mitsubishi for cooler weather.

Oil

It pays to change your oil according to the manufacturer-suggested schedule in your owner’s manual. Oil is responsible for lubricating, cooling, and protecting vital engine components. The hot summer weather will put the oil to work. Make sure to get an oil change before fall to ensure your engine continues operating at peak efficiency!

Lights

Light bulbs can burn out at any time of the year which makes consistently checking once a month a necessity. You should go the extra mile and clean the lenses in preparation for fall. Make sure to replace any dead bulbs for maximum safety and visibility, especially at night.

Fall Maintenance Tips

Battery

It’s a good idea to inspect your Mitsubishi’s battery once a month. Keep an eye out for any abnormalities, like bulges and lacerations. It’s a good idea to scrape the corrosion off of the posts as well. Keep in mind cooler weather means the battery needs more juice to start the car. Older batteries should be replaced before cold weather arrives.

If you have any other questions on how to keep your car running well as we head towards the cold part of the winter, just contact us at Randall Mitsubishi!

Top 10 Outdoor Places to Visit in San Angelo

Between the Air Force base and Angelo State University,
San Angelo has plenty of visitors. If you’re in the area and looking for a great way to get some fresh air, check out this list of the 10 best outdoor places to visit in San Angelo.Places to visit in San Angelo - Outdoor Places - Randall Mitsubishi - San Angelo, TX

 

  1. Fort Concho National Historic Landmark

Pretend it’s the 19th century and walk around the former army post, including twenty-three original and restored fort structures.

  1. San Angelo Nature Center

Learn all about the ecosystems that make up Texas including a collection of animals, along with related exhibits and information, which are native to the Southwest.

  1. International Water Lily Garden at Civic League Park

Count the collection of more than 150 varieties of water lilies at one of the most beautiful places on Earth, open to the public at no charge.

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  1. San Angelo State Park

Put on some sunscreen and go camping, fishing, swimming, picnicking, hiking, mountain biking, and horseback riding.

 

  1. ASU Planetarium

Examine a world of stars and celestial objects at the newly renovated Planetarium, located on the first floor in the Vincent Nursing-Physical Science Building.

  1. Historical Murals

Tour the murals painted on various businesses around San Angelo that depict life in San Angelo in the early 1900s.

  1. Chicken Farm Art Center

Enjoy the multiple studios containing plenty of local art and artists set up in refurbished farm buildings stocked full of their creations.

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  1. Kirby Park

Plan a yummy picnic in a pavilion or play soccer, baseball, basketball or volleyball on a lighted court.

  1. Angelo Skate & Fun Center

Experience a safe and fun environment for children of all ages and skate on a state-of-the-art rink, ride high-speed go karts, or play miniature golf, laser tag, and arcade games.

  1. South Padre Island Beach Driving

Drive along the sand and see the National Seashore park’s most remote areas, which are only accessible with a high-clearance, 4-wheel drive vehicle.

 

While you’re in town, why not pay us a visit at Randall Mitsubishi to say hello? Stop by any time to explore our enormous selection of vehicles!

Mitsubishi Wins Seven Automotive Performance Index Awards in 2017

2017 Mitsubishi Mirage

The Mirage topped several categories.

Over the years, Mitsubishi has established itself as one of the premier automakers on the market. With its reliability, innovation, and excellent customer service, the reputation is well-deserved. Although it’s still early in the year, Mitsubishi has already won several prestigious awards.

Every year, the Automotive Science Group combs through hundreds of vehicles to find which ones really separate themselves from the pack. They base their assessment on things like the car’s environmental, economic, and all-around performance.

The environmental section looks at each vehicle’s life-cycle carbon footprint from the beginning of the vehicle to the end. The economic section looks at each vehicle’s cost of ownership while the all-around performance section takes into account everything from environmental and economic impact to the social impact of manufacturing the vehicles.

After careful review, Mitsubishi was the winner in the following categories:

● Best All-Around Performance Brand of 2017
● Best Economic Performance Brand of 2017
● Best Economic Performance Car of 2017: Mitsubishi Mirage
● Best All-Around Performance (Compact Cars): Mitsubishi Mirage
● Best Economic Performance (Compact Cars): Mitsubishi Mirage
● Best 5 All-Around Performance (Compact Crossovers): Mitsubishi Outlander Sport
● Best All-Around Performance (Crossovers): Mitsubishi Outlander

To see what Mitsubishi has to offer, visit us at Randall Mitsubishi today to talk to one of our professionals.